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Liberation parties brace for elective congresses
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Liberation parties brace for elective congresses

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - At least three governing parties in the SADC region are bracing for elective congresses by year-end meant to reconstitute their top…

What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?
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What’s really behind Zim-SA ‘war of words’?

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Zimbabwe and South Africa last week managed to douse a potential diplomatic tiff following remarks by President Mugabe that the latter was…

Zim poised for a BVR harmonised elections
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Zim poised for a BVR harmonised elections

Editor Southern Times - Sep 11, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Preparations for the 2018 harmonised elections have moved a gear up following the awarding of a tender to Laxton Group Limited to supply…

It’s a game of numbers as youths rally behind Mugabe
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It’s a game of numbers as youths rally behind Mugabe

Staff Reporter - Aug 07, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - With just a few months before Zimbabwe’s next general elections, things are shaking up on the political front with the ruling…

Mbeki in private visit to Zim
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Mbeki in private visit to Zim

Staff Reporter - Aug 07, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki was in Zimbabwe on Monday this week for what officials called a private visit during which…

Zim amends constitution
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Zim amends constitution

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

Harare – Zimbabwe’s National Assembly on Tuesday passed a landmark Bill allowing the first amendment to the country’s four-year old constitution in a change that will give…

Zim polls 2018 -voter registration new game in town
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Zim polls 2018 -voter registration new game in town

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - The election temperature is rising in Zimbabwe with political parties mobilizing supporters to register ahead of next year’s harmonised elections. Unlike…

Two political parties, different countries- same challenges
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Two political parties, different countries- same challenges

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - A closer analysis of the just ended 5th ANC policy conference shows that the party has so much in common with Zimbabwe’s…

Is Swapo facing survival challenge?
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Is Swapo facing survival challenge?

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Tileni Mongudhi Namibia’s President Hage Geingob is perhaps facing the sternest leadership test of his life as he tries to keep his ruling Swapo Party intact…

Scramble for youth voters in Zimbabwe
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Scramble for youth voters in Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare - Beyond the rhetoric, varying political manifestos, philosophies and ideologies, Zimbabwean political parties have found common ground in accepting the truism of…

Social media: the new political battleground
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Social media: the new political battleground

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Former liberation movements in southern Africa have resolved to vigorously utilise the social media platforms to disseminate ideas and capture the younger voters…

Hands off Mugabe: Only Zimbabweans can determine his tenure
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Hands off Mugabe: Only Zimbabweans can determine his tenure

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

The Southern Times Writer WINDHOEK  - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe continues to provide strong leadership to Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe, and only the people of that country can determine…

Mugabe succession – the people will decide
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Mugabe succession – the people will decide

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe this week gave a long television interview on the eve of his 93rd birthday anniversary in which he covered a plethora of areas.…

Zanu-PF Youth League reiterates call for national holiday for President Mugabe’s birthday
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Zanu-PF Youth League reiterates call for national holiday for President Mugabe’s birthday

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire THE ZANU-PF Youth League has reiterated its call for President Mugabe’s 21st February birthday to be declared a national holiday owing to his…

Zim opposition weakens ahead of next year’s elections
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Zim opposition weakens ahead of next year’s elections

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties this week got an assessment they would rather it were quickly forgotten. The same evaluation gave the governing Zanu PF party an unexpectedly…

Miracle facts: God and public policy in Africa
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Miracle facts: God and public policy in Africa

Staff Reporter - Nov 28, 2016

> Ranga Mberi IN THIS age of religious fanaticism and other such beliefs, how many serious decisions are being made based on beliefs and not facts? The…

Trump win: lessons from Zimbabwe
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Trump win: lessons from Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Nov 14, 2016

By Siobhan Fenton & Lenin Ndebele AFTER one of the most extraordinary elections in history, Donald Trump became the most powerful man in the world, storming to…

Hawking ‘bond notes’ fear in Zimbabwe
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Hawking ‘bond notes’ fear in Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Nov 07, 2016

ZIMBABWE is on tenterhooks over the pending introduction of a surrogate currency designated as bond notes. There is a lot of uncertainty and confusion about how the…

Factionalism, graft spur Zanu PF rivals
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Factionalism, graft spur Zanu PF rivals

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Joram Nyathi ZIMBABWE’S ruling Zanu PF party has just lost a crucial by-election. It can be argued that the loss of Norton, a small town 40…

Zimbabwe’s electoral reform politics
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Zimbabwe’s electoral reform politics

Staff Reporter - Oct 24, 2016

By Joram Nyathi ZIMBABWE is hardly ever too far from election mode. But it also differs from regional countries in another respect: opposition parties are always demanding electoral…